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Ankit Srivastava, Ph.D.

Ankit Srivastava
Associate Professor of Mechanical, Materials, & Aerospace Engineering









Ph.D. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (2009)
M.S. Structural Engineering, University of California, San Diego (2006)
B.Tech. Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (2004)


  • Wave propagation
  • Micromechanics and homogenization
  • Deep learning and data-driven mechanics
  • Optimization and inverse problems


Dr. Srivastava's research spans fundamental aspects of wave propagation in heterogeneous media, inverse material design for wave control, micromechanics and homogenization theory, and data-driven mechanics based upon deep learning algorithms. The application areas of the research include cloaking, shock wave mitigation, transducer design, vibration control, energy-flow control, NDE and SHM, and virtual sensors.


  • MMAE Excellence in Research Award, Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2017
  • NSF CAREER Award: Transformation Elastodynamics and its Application to Wave Control in Solids. Sponsor: National Science Foundation, award CMMI 1554033, $500,000 (02/01/2016--01/31/2021). Ankit Srivastava (PI).

Professional Society Memberships 


  • Yan Lu and Ankit Srivastava, "Level Repulsion and Band Sorting in Phononic Crystals", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 111(2018): 100-112, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.10.021
  • Ankit Srivastava and John R. Willis, "Evanescent Wave Boundary Layers in Metamaterials and Sidestepping them through a Variational Approach", Proceedings of the Royal Society A, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2016.0765
  • Yan Lu and Ankit Srivastava, "Combining Plane Wave Expansion and Variational Techniques for Fast Phononic Computations", Journal of Engineering Mechanics, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001362
  • Yan Lu, Yang Yang, James K. Guest, and Ankit Srivastava, "3-D Phononic Crystals with Ultra-wide Band Gaps", Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/srep43407
  • Ankit Srivastava, "Metamaterial Properties of Periodic Laminates", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 96 (2016): 252-263
  • Ankit Srivastava, "Causality and Passivity in Elastodynamics", Proceedings of the Royal Society A, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0256
  • Ankit Srivastava, "Elastic Metamaterials and Dynamic Homogenization: A Review", invited paper in IJSNM special issue on metamaterials,